Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

Remotely Control the Direction and Angle of Your Off-Camera Speedlights with the Panlight

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There are times when having an extra hand while on a shoot would be a huge help, especially when you’re dealing with multiple lights that are mounted high up in a stand. Thankfully, a clever contraption is in the works that will rid you of these troubles, making it easier than ever to adjust your speedlights’ positioning on-the-fly whether or not you have an assistant nearby.

It’s called the Panlight and it’s essentially a remote-controlled pan and tilt head designed to be used specifically with speedlights and third party triggering systems.

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German Flash and Lighting Accessory Manufacturer Metz Files for Insolvency

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German electronics manufacturer Metz has officially filed for insolvency. Known by photographers mostly for its lineup of speedlights and other lighting gear, the primarily television manufacturer says production and support will continue, at least for the time being. Read more…

Jerry Ghionis On Capturing Striking Images with Any Light Source in Any Environment

Jerry Ghionis is a man who knows how to make the most of almost any environment. Whether he’s in a proper studio setup or is trying to make the most of one of his ‘MacGyvered’ setups, he always seems to find a way to nail the lighting and produce an extraordinary photograph.

In the two-hour presentation above — a recording of one of his B&H classes — Ghionis covers almost every detail of his methodology for lighting images in tricky situations. Read more…

How to Fake a Before and After Photo: The Power of Lighting and Posture

As photographers, we’re already intimately familiar with the importance of lighting and posture, but just how much of a difference can the proper pose and lighting make? This video by BuzzFeedBlue, titled “How to Fake a Before and After Photo,” answers that question by showing the shift in real-time. Read more…

Behind the Scenes at a Spooky Fairytale Photo Shoot with Joe McNally

Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally has released a new video that offers a behind-the-scenes look at a recent shoot. The image is an imaginative fairytale scene that required some tricky lighting and careful attention to detail.

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A Deeper Look at the Exceptional Hong Kong Street Photography of Fan Ho

Two months ago we featured the work of Fan Ho, a Chinese photographer who spent much of his life documenting the streets of Hong Kong. His photographs were, to put it lightly, a hit with everybody who saw them. Strong composition and an incredible understanding of light (if you’ll allow the pun) shone through in every frame.

Today, we get to go a little bit deeper thanks to the show The Art of Photography, who recently took a closer look at Fan Ho’s work, taking the time to point out what it is that sets his images apart from the many others out there. Read more…

BTS: Using Simple IKEA Lighting and Clever Editing to Bring a Short Horror Film to Life

In the above video by filmmaker David Sandberg, we see once again how, as with many things in the creative world, simple is quite often better. The behind-the-scenes video shows how he used nothing more than an IKEA lamp, some existing lights in his house, a coffer, and a bit of clever editing to put together a quality short horror film.

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A Crazy Looking Macro Flash Adapter Darth Vader Would be Proud Of

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What you see above is one of the most unusual pieces of lighting gear we’ve ever chanced across. Looking a bit like a prop from the upcoming Star Wars film, this contraption is actually a macro flash adapter designed by Polish photographers Agnieszka and Ernest Lysak.

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See How Proper Lighting Can Level the Playing Field Between Sensor Sizes

Karl Taylor has shared a new video highlighting just how important and impactful proper lighting can be no matter what camera you choose to use. In the anecdotal video, shown above, he pits a Canon 5D Mark III against an Olympus OM-D E-M10 in the studio to show you just how similar the results are when the lighting, not the camera, is the focus of the image.

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How Many Studio Lights Do You Really Need?

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When it comes to the quantity of lights that one needs, opinions are often heavily polarized and a hotly contested debate often rages. There are those that are staunch supporters of one light while others claim that a handful of lights are needed before anything meaningful can be done. Ultimately neither group is right as there is no definable minimum or maximum number of lights that one should use.

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